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BERCHELT VS. MIURA, CORRALES VS. CASTELLANOS AND SMITH, JR. VS. BARERRA LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

BERCHELT VS. MIURA, CORRALES VS. CASTELLANOS AND 
SMITH, JR. VS. BARERRA
LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT 
QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
STACKED TRIPLEHEADER TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 15
AT THE “FABULOUS” FORUM AND TELEVISED LIVE ON
HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
(ABOVE: Fighters on the July 14 LA FIGHT CLUB and July 15 HBO Boxing After Dark 

triple header pose at a media workout at City of Angels Gym.)
 
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Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2017) Fighters from the July 14 LA FIGHT CLUB 
card and July 15 HBO Boxing After Dark triple header led by Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (31-1, 28 KOs) and Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KOs) today hosted a Los Angeles media workout at City of Angels Gym ahead of their respective fights.
On July 15 live from the “Fabulous” Forum, televised on HBO Boxing After Dark, Berchelt will take on Miura in a WBC Super Featherweight Championship main event. The triple header will also feature Panamanian super featherweight Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) who will make his U.S. debut against Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs) for Corrales’s WBA Super World title. Opening up the action-packed HBO telecast, current two-time WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith, Jr. (23-1, 19 KOs) will put his belt on the line against the Miami’s Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KOs). On the RING TV live streamed portion of the card, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (30-1-2, 16 KOs) will run up against Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (33-10-1, 16 KOs), Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (9-0, 8 KOs) will go up against a TBA opponent, and Manny “Chato” Robles (12-0, 4 KOs) will step up his competition with Chihuahua, Mex.’s Juan “El Peñita” Jimenez (23-12, 16 KOs).
Below is what fighters on the Saturday, July 15 HBO Boxing After Dark triple header had to say at today’s workout:
MIGUEL “EL ALACRAN” BERCHELT, Current WBC Super Featherweight Champion:
“I consider myself a world champion, and fighting Takashi Miura is a way to prove that I am the best in my class. Some of my advantages include my height, the fact that I haven’t been in many wars, and my youth.
“I have a youthful hunger that makes the difference between the two of us. It’s cool to know that I am facing the best in my division – I was able to get through Francisco Vargas, so I know that I can take on Miura.
“Our plan is simple: win round by round. I will show the crowd that not only can I box, but that I can keep my energy through the rounds. Fighting with intelligence is key-you can be in a war but if you’re not smart with how you land your punches it won’t benefit you or help you win.
“Overall, I am excited to be able to fight again in Los Angeles with my fellow  paisanos (countrymen).”
TAKASHI MIURA, Former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion:
“Training camp went extremely well, and I am pleased with how everything is going. I am getting used to the environment and time difference in LA, but should be fully ready to go come fight week.
“After my last loss, I became depressed for a couple of months. I thought I wouldn’t be able to come back to the level that I once was. However, boxing is everything to me, and I couldn’t just walk away.
“I have more heart than Berchelt. I want this more than I want anything. I am expecting a war because I know he won’t want to give up his belt that easy. But I want it back. If there’s a possibility to unify the titles, I will, if the opportunity is there. Our division is known for a lot of wars.”
JEZREEL “EL INVISIBLE” CORRALES, Current WBA Super World Super Featherweight Champion:
“I’ve always been confident in my training. They call me ‘El Invisible’ because you can’t see me in the ring when I’m moving.
“I’m very happy to be making my U.S. debut and fighting with Golden Boy Promotions.”
ROBINSON “ROBIN HOOD” CASTELLANOS, Super Featherweight Contender:
 
“We had a great training camp, and we did everything we could to put together the best fight possible. I don’t know which way the fight will go, however what I can tell you is that the only thing on my mind is winning.”
JOE SMITH, JR., Current WBC International Light Heavyweight Champion:
 
“Since my last fight, everyone recognizes me more. I’ve been working on continuing my journey towards becoming a world champion.
“In my fight with Barrera, we’re just all going to have to see what Saturday brings.”
SULLIVAN BARRERA, Current USNBC Light Heavyweight Champion:
“This fight is special because it is the first time my father will see me fight professionally. Joe Smith, Jr. is very good; he has power, but I have power too. I think I have a lot more experience than him, and I’m his biggest challenge yet.”
Known as “The Common Man”, Irish-American Joe Smith Jr. burst onto the international boxing scene last June, knocking out the highly favored, former world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara in the first round of a nationally televised contest (NBC) from the Pole’s hometown of Chicago.
Six months later Smith challenged future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins at the Fabulous Forum and live on HBO. Dominating the legend on December 17 through the first seven rounds, the construction union laborer Smith drilled Hopkins to the canvas and out of the ring earning the knockout in the eighth round.
Sullivan Barrera is riding a two bout knockout streak with victories over Paul Parker on April 15 and Vyacheslav Shabaranskyy on December 16, 2016. His only loss was to light heavyweight champion Andre Ward in March 2016, and Barrera is considered one of the top fighters in the stacked divsion.
Smith vs. Barrera is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Main Events. This fight is part of a sensational triple header featuring Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura, a 12-round fight for the WBC Super Featherweight World Championship and the WBA Super Featherweight World Championship with Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales defending his title against Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos. Berchelt-Miura is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Zanfer Promotions and Teiken Promotions.

The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will take place on Saturday, July 15 at Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:50 P.M EST/PST.

Tickets are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
CONTACTS:
Bernie Bahrmasel, Star Boxing: (773) 592-2986pr@starboxing.com
Antonio Palmieri, Star Boxing: (718) 823-2000TonyPalmieri@StarBoxing.com
Ellen Haley, Main Events: (973) 903-6715ehaley@mainevents.com
Patrick Byrne, HBO: (212) 512-1361
Kevin Flaherty, HBO: (212) 512-5052

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